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Red Lentil Soup Mix

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 25 min.

Makes

4 batches/4 cups per batch

Give your friends the gift of good health. Red lentils are a protein powerhouse, and loaded with folate, iron and fiber. Oh, and this soup tastes amazing, too. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Red Lentil Soup Mix Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup dried minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 packages (1 pound each) dried red lentils
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS (for each batch):
  • 1 medium carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) vegetable broth

Directions

  1. Combine the first 11 ingredients. Place 1-1/3 cups lentils in each of four 12-oz. jelly jars. Evenly divide onion mixture among small cellophane bags; place sealed bags inside jars, on top of lentils. Store in a cool, dry place up to 6 months. Yield: 4 batches.
  2. To prepare one batch: Rinse lentils and drain. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, saute carrot and celery in oil until tender. Add lentils, onion mixture and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until lentils are tender, 10-15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 257 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1067mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 7g fiber), 14g protein.

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